History

Celebrating our 18th Season serving Professional Motocross and Supercross

1998 – 2000 Just Talk
2000 – A Doctor at Every Supercross
2002 – Kawasaki Mule Added
2003 – Medical Trailer at the Races
2006 – Full Medical Trailer
2012 – Concussion Program
Fall 2016 – New Alpinestars Sponsorship
2017 – Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit

1998 – 2000 Just Talk

By, 1999 the industry was talking about having medical help beyond the traditional ambulance services.   Several physicians around the country were common volunteers at Professional races, working whenever they could if a race was near.  They would show up with their medical bag and run with the ambulance people.  Some teams or organizations would sponsor a doctor for the weekend, but it was hit or miss with support at less...
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2000 – A Doctor at Every Supercross

After Asterisk decided to fund the effort it was time to approach a Physician. Dr. John "Doc" Bodnar has been a consistent presence at Southern California races since 1992.   He had begun trackside as a flagger, he knew the riders, had resources in the area, and was definitely the right man for the job.  He shared duties with other physicians when he could not attend, but most important was...
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2002 – Kawasaki Mule Added

In January 2002, at the San Diego Supercross, a crash took Steve Lamson out with a compound fracture of his tibia and fibula.   Loading a guerney across an ATV to get him to Medical Care was a near calamity.   Tom Carson and Live Nations main man, Todd Jendro watched from the side and set a plan in motion.  Within 3 weeks, Kawasaki was on-board with a donated Mule, while Craig...
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2003 – Medical Trailer at the Races

For the next year, the new Mule was hauled to races by several people, but most notably, Scott Swinehart, in the Bridgestone/ EBC Brake trailer.  In 2003, the first Asterisk Mobile Medical Center was added to the pro pits. Asterisk had branded a truck and small trailer to support the mule, supplies and some privacy for services.  The crew had grown to include Eddie Casillas, our Certified Athletic Trainer and...
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2006 – Full Medical Trailer

In August 2006, the next generation of Medical care arrived at the Spring Creek Motocross Park.   A full Semi-tractor trailer rig.  In fact, it was a retired race trailer which had been converted into a Mobile Emergency Treatment center.  With this new treatment and diagnosis facility we could carry the equipment we needed to really to the job, rider injuries no longer meant the end of their day. The Mobile...
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2012 – Concussion Program

In addition to providing trackside evaluation and emergency care, the Medical Program had a goal of enhancing safety within our sport.  The effects of concussion was a topic of great interest throughout impact sports.  The Medic Rig had practical data that could add to ongoing research and saw an opportunity to contribute and benefit. Medical Director, John Bodnar MD, asked Dr. Paul Reiman and Eddie Casillas to investigate, propose a...
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Fall 2016 – New Alpinestars Sponsorship

2016 brought the first change of sponsorship in the history of the Medical Center.  Alpinestars saw the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to "Alpinestars Protects" by protecting the athletes of professional Supercross and Motocross.  This new partnership paved the way to more than a name change,  Alpinestars provided the means to provide an unequaled level of emergency and trauma care.
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2017 – Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit

2017 is the year that the Medic Rig grew into it's goals.  We now have combined our knowledge and experience to build an emergency treatment center that meets the needs of the sport, riders, and our crew.  The NEW "Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit" is designed for the efficient transition from intake to release. Our previous transportation was 20 years old, non-compliant and unreliable.  We never missed a race, but we...
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